Vinyl dying (for DJ's)

datwun

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zhao

there are no accidents
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Last time in London I was expecting the repositioned Soul & Dance Exchange to be disappointing but their dance music selection was only marginally smaller than what was there before. I still don't know why after over a decade of digging through dozens of shops I have never once seen Rosie Gaines' Closer than Close for sale. It must have had a pressing of ten thousand plus, there should be an EU butter mountain of unwanted second hand copies.

http://www.vinylpimp.co.uk/
Anyone been to Vinyl Pimp in Hackney Wick? Seems too good to be true. I find the business model of places like DNR records (and countless other shops probably) weird- where they spend a heap of money renting a retail unit which acts as a glorified front for the real money earner, the mail order warehouse out the back. It seems to work for them but you sort of wonder whether it would be cheaper just to operate out of your spare bedroom.

Can you foresee in the near future Black Market records moving to the suburbs.
 
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wise

bare BARE BONES
Ive been to vinyl pimp its just a couple of guys with a spare room full of records, quality was not the best ive had off discogs.
Whats too good to be true about it?
 

Sectionfive

bandwagon house
Shame about Chemical, though the amount clothes and gadgets suggested they weren't shifting a lot of music.

Site was very useful for audio though when browsing second-hand elsewhere.

Lots of early - mid 00s garage you couldn't listen to anywhere else
 
Ive been to vinyl pimp its just a couple of guys with a spare room full of records, quality was not the best ive had off discogs.
What's too good to be true about it?

Judging by the website it seems to have enough stock to far surpass what Soul & Dance Exchange has to offer- in which case that's brilliant. If they could offer a Soul & Dance Exchange shop with listening posts- even better. But then they wouldn't shift many of their 99p most likely scratched to fuck basement bin slices if you try them out before you buy.
 
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How about some stories that, like Alex's are more upbeat. What do people make of Local Talks release rate in a format that's shrinking- they seem to do something every month.
 

alex

Do not read this.
I played a 128kbps at Cable and it sounded fine lol

kinda uturned on what I said Simon. Mainly down to the fact that recently I've been thinking, fuck it...if it's in the club and of a reasonable(ish) quality and it wasn't available anywhere else..fuck it, play it. No cunt's gonna know the difference when the rave is peaking off.

What I was kinda going on about in that original post was people playing vinyl rips when the vinyl is readily available..but then again, if you don't play vinyl, and really like the track n that's the most easily accessible way of playing it...again, fuck it.

The main reason that made me re-think my knee jerk comment was that alot of the most interesting music I've heard in the last few years has consisted in a small part of young kids sampling low bitrate tracks, then bouncing in 320 (lol).

Some jersey club tracks with lots of energy using 256kbps rihanna samples, DJ Nate tracks (that whole planet mu sampler thing) wicked...

What I'm really against I suppose is people who will happily play a low bitrate version of a track, when the 320 is available for like 99p or whatever (then again, if u dont have the cash...)
 

Sectionfive

bandwagon house
wish they would sort out some way of organising the wantlist though. people have been asking about it years


I have around 7000 records on mine but no way of organising by priority, price etc
 

Tim Reaper

green bay crew.
wish they would sort out some way of organising the wantlist though. people have been asking about it years


I have around 7000 records on mine but no way of organising by priority, price etc
Wouldn't this mean that you'd have to go through all 7000 records to tag them all with an appropriate priority rating? Because if so, you could just add notes to each one.
 

Sectionfive

bandwagon house
Wouldn't this mean that you'd have to go through all 7000 records to tag them all with an appropriate priority rating? Because if so, you could just add notes to each one.

some sort of rating as you add them maybe I dunno,

just presume there a better way than clicking though 100 pages
 

Leo

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how does L.I.E.S. manage to release so much stuff? discogs has them at about 60 releases in two years, seems like every time i get a record store new releases email, it includes a couple of releases from the label. hard to believe they sell so much but i guess so, how else would they be able to afford to do it? maybe rob morelli is independently wealthy or something.
 
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